Consultant: Sports for Development (S4D) Initiative, UNICEF

Organisation :

UNICEF

Location : Philippines

Function : Consulting

Organisation type : Multilateral Organization

Industry : Nonprofit Organization Management

Posted on : 16 Jul 2019

Application Deadline : 20 Jul 2019

Job no: 523653
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Philippines
Categories: Education, NO-2


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

How can you make a difference?

Sports has often been recognized as a powerful tool for promoting human development. The United Nations’ Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace has affirmed that “sports at all levels, from play and physical activity to elite and competitive sport, are a powerful and cost-effective way to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”. Meanwhile, Article XIV, Section 19 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that “the State shall promote physical education and encourage sports programs, league competitions, and amateur sports, including training for international competitions, to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry.”

Using sports to encourage youth participation can be an effective and engaging way to involve young people in various activities that could benefit them. The Philippine Department of Education has been utilizing sports to develop different life skills among learners and to foster positive attitudes that they can bring within and outside the school. Under the Republic Act (R.A.) no. 10588, DepEd is tasked to organize the annual Palarong Pambansa (National Sports Competition), which acts as the country’s premier national sporting event for students in the basic education system. The main goal of this event is to harness self-discipline, teamwork and excellence towards the development of a healthy and alert citizenry. It also serves as the primary avenue for providing in-school sports opportunities to boost the youth’s physical, intellectual, and social well-being. Unfortunately, only those who are in the formal school system can join in this annual sports event for students.

Considering the Outcome 2 (Quality and Inclusive Lifelong Learning), Output 2.3 (Quality, equitable and inclusive education including the development of social and emotional skills for Adolescents) of the CPC8 RWP, UNICEF has endeavored to focus on the more vulnerable groups such as the out-of-school youth and learners from DepEd’s Alternative Learning System (ALS). Moreover, the third component of Output 2.3 emphasizes the strengthening of intersectoral collaborations to support the government in developing holistic education programs with public and private actors, at national and sub-national levels for adolescents’ learning. In this sense, Sports for Development (S4D) can be a good entry-point to explore as an innovative approach to strengthen adolescents’ learning, health, protection and participation.

Major Tasks

  • Facilitate consultations with government and private sector stakeholders to identify priority needs and feasible modality to implement a Sports for Development Program targeted to adolescents (especially those in the ALS program).
  • Prepare a concept note and design a Sports for Development (S4D) Initiative with a cross sectoral approach to improve adolescents’ learning, health, protection and participation, following a results-based framework (expected outcomes, outputs, activities, indicators, and goals).
  • Prepare three donor proposals following UNICEF agreed format and content.
  • Identify potential international and local partners to implement this initiative.
  •   Prepare a project document to guide the implementation of the programme.

Deliverables

  • Concept note on “Sports for Development Initiative” with adolescents as the primary beneficiary anchored on a cross sectoral approach where potential partners are identified.
  • Conduct of consultations with DepEd, NYC, Philippine Sports Commissions, target Province/City.
  • Three (3) donor proposals packaging the programme for adoption by identified potential partner.
  • Complete project documentation and implementation guide for the partners.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • Bachelors’ degree in education, kinetics, social development, psychology, communications or related fields; advanced degrees in related fields will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience, with professional (officer) level experience in education.  Preferably with experience in sports education or sports management in the Philippines.
  • Fluency in English and Filipino is a requirement, both oral and written.
  • Candidates must also possess or demonstrate:
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Analytical and strategic thinking
    • Drive for results
    • Innovative thinking

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 20  July 2019.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number:  523653 will be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 05 Jul 2019 Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: 20 Jul 2019 11:55 PM Singapore Standard Time